Whew! Did everyone have a scorcher of a weekend like we did? It was in the 90's and if it weren't for that little breeze, it would have been miserable. For me, it's just too hard to stay inside when it's sunny and beautiful, so I made myself busy. The Husband's best friend came up and helped him replenish the beach. This view overlooks the small bay. What a job that was, shoveling 4 yards of sand into the water. I was however, in charge of food and beverages!
I also got the front porch summertime ready. It's so peaceful to sit out here with a book and listen to all the action on the lake. I picked up some plants at the local florist in town and potted a few, these do well without drying out too badly. I have matching chairs on the other side of the porch, but I need some sort of table between them so I'll wait to show you that side.
The robin that was previously here finally went away and a new one came and built a different nest...I could tell by the material. Of course I kept scaring it going in and out! The Husband thinks I should put a big rock up here to keep them away but I think that's cruel...it's such a perfect place for a nest!
On this side of the porch you can see the wisteria that has gone wild. I actually had some blooms near the bottom this spring but it is still so young. It has finally reached the balcony above. I believe it may just eat the house!
...and daisies that stubbornly won't open! I want some cut flowers! I wonder if it is because it is so dry. I watered everything in sight but we have no sign of rain coming this week. What's a girl to do?
This is one of my favorite plants. I have it potted with lobelia. It will be pretty when it spills over.
All work but a little play, too. I made a slab of ribs with an apple whiskey sauce...you have to try it, I think it's made by Bull's Eye. We sat out late at night and looked at the stars through the trees. Soon we will be having a lot of company up, so I enjoy this peaceful time. And we are planning our two week stay next month. How fast the time goes!
I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. I 'm joining Tracie's Garden Party again this week, I met so many nice ladies with beautiful gardens last week. Visit Fishtail Cottage and see what I mean! Have a great week! :)